Army seeks sources for JSIL UAS R&D
On August 14, the U.S. Army posted a request for information on Joint System Integration Laboratory Division Research, Development, Integration, experimentation, test and evaluation and operation of contractor UAS systems and subsystems (Solicitation Number: W31P4Q-18-R-UAS2). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Central on September 14.
The US Army Contracting Command-Redstone (ACC-R) is exploring options for Contractor performance of AAI Corporation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Products engineering and technical services in order to support the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Systems, Simulation, Software and Integration (S3I) Directorate’s Joint System Integration Laboratory (JSIL) Branch with research, development, integration, experimentation, test and evaluation and operation of contractor UAS systems and subsystems.
The proposed action is a new contract, similar in scope to W31P4Q-14-D-0020. Engineering and technical services will range from concept exploration through specification formation, development, test, integration, training, fielding, and sustainment operations including Post Production Software Support (PPSS). A Contractor would furnish the necessary personnel, material, equipment, services, and facilities to perform the following services. The JSIL Branch is responsible to Service and Joint customers to further develop, refine, evaluate and integrate Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) technologies, platforms and payloads with the potential of improving the Warfighting Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) capabilities of ISR and weapon systems. Aside from sensor payloads, ISR payloads are also construed to include lethal payloads deployable from or with the ISR platform.
The JSIL Branch conducts development, experimentation, integration and testing of systems, capabilities and architectures beyond the boundaries of the typical UAS system. These activities include the integration of unmanned ground systems, unmanned combat air vehicles, unmanned surface and subsurface vehicles and the integration of manned and unmanned systems and architectures. Performance of the contractor under this performance work statement will include engineering and technical services that will support the spectrum of systems and architectures encompassing AAI Corporation UAS products. The JSIL Branch is responsible for the development, integration and operation of modeling, simulation and training systems and modules in support of systems, processes, capabilities and integrated joint, component and allied tactics, techniques and procedures involving AAI UAS equipment and products. The modeling, simulation and training systems are constantly revised, upgraded and tuned to represent state-of-the-art capabilities in support of war fighter processes.
The contractor will perform engineering and technical services required to support JSIL Branch and JSIL customers in the development, integration and operation of modeling, simulation and training systems and modules in support of systems, processes, capabilities and integrated joint, component and allied tactics, techniques and procedures. The contractor shall provide engineering and technical services required to install, maintain, and operate UAS systems for the purposes of accomplishing and demonstrating the required technical objectives at both CONUS and OCONUS sites. The required period of performance is two years with performance up to the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level.
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